North Carolina DUI Attorneys
Get Help From a North Carolina DUI Lawyer or Attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI in North Carolina (Driving Under the Influence), there are two things that you need to consider:
Take your drunk driving charge very seriously.
Hire an experienced North Carolina DUI Lawyer or DUI Attorney who is experienced in North Carolina DUI law.
Each North Carolina DUI lawyer at DUI.com offers an initial review of your drunk driving charge. Your inquiry is both free and confidential.
To begin fighting your drunk driving charge, use the list above to locate a North Carolina DUI Lawyer in your county who knows the North Carolina DUI laws. But do it now, as time is very critical in a DUI case.
What Happens To First Time Offenders in North Carolina?
North Carolina First Offender
DWI (Driving While Impaired) can be proven by proving the driver’s physical or mental fitness are appreciably impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both; or by proving the driver’s blood/alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or more.
Mandatory revocation of your driver license for a period of one year. A $50 restoration fee is required when the revocation results from a DWI conviction.
Fine up to $100 and not less than 24 hours imprisonment; 24 hours of community service; 30 days without a limited driving privilege or any combination of these.
Fine up to $2,000 and not less than 14 days or more than 24 months imprisonment.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Assessment:
Anyone convicted of DWI must obtain a substance abuse assessment prior to the reinstatement of driving privileges. Persons with high blood/alcohol contents (BACs) must be checked to see if they might have an alcohol problem.
North Carolina mandates alcohol safety school and/or substance abuse treatment for DWI offenders. N.C. requires even those with lower BACs to attend alcohol safety schools.
Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS) is the level you are assigned to if you have never had a DWI or drinking and driving offense in their entire life, had a Breathalyzer reading of .14 or less, did not refuse the Breathalyzer, and the you initial assessment does not find an alcohol or drug abuse problem. ADETS is a 16-hour program with a cost of $160.00.
Either your mandated assessment or a high BAC can lead to short-term, intermediate Substance Abuse Treatment Program, or an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program.
Refusal to Take Test:
Refusal to perform any required test will result in the immediate revocation of your driver license for at least 30 days and an additional, minimum 12-month revocation by the DMV. In certain instances, after six months of the willful refusal revocation has elapsed, the judge may issue a limited driving privilege.
Over .16 BAC:
A conviction of Driving While Impaired with a Blood Alcohol Concentration greater than 0.16 will require an ignition interlock device to be installed on the vehicle.
If you are less than 21 years old and are convicted for an offense of driving with any amount of alcohol or drugs in your body, your license will be revoked for one year
Click on your county below or by calling 1-800-852-8005 to find a North Carolina DUI lawyer, but hurry time is important.